We’re stoked to share a little project we’ve been cooking up this year: the addition of a summer race series on the South Island of New Zealand in 2021. The multi-stop Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand will bring Crankworx-caliber racing, with a grassroots vibe, to destinations outside the usual World Tour. The series will give up-and-coming riders and locals the chance to mix, mingle and drop in with some of the world’s best mountain bikers.
The Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand 2021 will kick off on November 27 and run through December 12.
November 27-28: Matangi Station Mountain Bike Park, Alexandra
December 4: Skyline Queenstown
December 4-5: Queenstown
December 9: Cardrona Alpine Resort
December 11-12: Bike Glendhu, Wānaka
Alexandra, Queenstown, Cardrona and Wanaka. Photos: Tim Bardsley-Smith, Jay French and Callum Wood
Alexandra: Super D
Queenstown: DH and Pump Track
Cardrona: Air DH
Wānaka: Dual Slalom
Two events (the Queenstown Pump Track and Wānaka Dual Slalom) will be live broadcast on crankworx.com during the series, with photo and video highlights available of the other three events.
The all-stars on deck who’ll be all-in and ready to throw down include:
Georgia Astle (CAN)
Danielle Beecroft (AUS)
Casey Brown (CAN)
Harriet Burbidge-Smith (AUS)
Robin Goomes (NZL)
Kialani Hines (USA)
Bas van Steenbergen (CAN)
Vaea Verbeeck (CAN)
Keegan Wright (NZL)
For those looking to get amongst, there will be race categories for Pros, Amateurs and CWNEXT racers. Details will be released soon, with registration open as of Monday, September 20. Those keen should keep their eyes locked on @crankworxrotorua on Instagram for details.
Prizing will be awarded for each event, with overall titles awarded at the end of the series in the Pro categories.
For spectators who want to watch it all go down, the Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand will be free to attend.
More details to come, folks. Meantime, stay tuned to crankworx.com